Coalition of Resistance welcomes the TUC‘s decision to call a national demonstration against austerity in the autumn around the slogan “for a future that works”. Last week the TUC agreed on working toward the 20th October 2012 as the date for the demonstration.
Last March saw over half a million on the streets in protest over the governments attacks on working people which was followed by massive strike action over pensions and engaged hundreds of thousands in the anti-cuts movement.
We are now entering a new phase in the movement. The government is becoming more and more unpopular which was reflected in the recent election results. We have the potential to mobilise even bigger numbers of people this autumn.
Coalition of Resistance is organising a special extended steering committee this Thursday to discuss how we maximise the potential for the demonstration. We want everyone who wants to get involved in mobilising for the demonstration to come. Please also send representatives from your trade union branch, local anti-cuts group, campaign group, student union, etc.
This meeting will hear representatives from the trade unions, pensioners groups, NHS and national anti-cuts campaigns.
Mobilising for a National Demonstration
Coalition of Resistance extended steering committee meeting
6:30pm, Thursday 24 May
Discus Room, Unite offices,
128 Theobald’s Road, London WC1X 8TN
Nearest tube: Holborn
If you would like to attend the meeting please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07872 481769